Sleuths of the Special Investigation Crime Branch CID police arrested two persons, said to be associates of ‘Gym’ Hakkim, on charges of intercepting and extorting money from a businessman in Range Gowder Street in December last.

 The police arrested Asraf Ali, 40, a convict in the 1998 serial bomb blasts case, and Azhar alias Azharrudin, 35, both hailing from Karumbukkadai.

Commits suicide

Santhoshkumar, son of Samudravel and Chitragandhi, hanged himself in his house at Pollachi on Friday. The boy, doing his third year in college, was to appear for his exams.

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